THE PLYMOUTH & CORNISH ADVERTISER, 28 January 1899

THE CALSTOCK ACCIDENT
 
THREE DEATHS

The fall of some hundreds of tons of ----? in the Gawton arsenic mine, Calstock, reported last night, resulted in the death of three of the miners, Thomas Stacey, of Gunnislake, and Ernest Coniam, a young man of St, Anne's Chapel. Stacey was completely buried and terribly mutilated, and his companion died during the afternoon, Harry? Lampey, youth of 18, died last evening. Mr. R. R. Rodd, County Coroner, opened an enquiry this afternoon.

THE CORNWALL & DEVON POST, 6 February 1899

A verdict of accidental death was returned by Mr R R RODD, County Coroner, who sat with a jury at the adjourned inquest on Thomas STACEY, aged 37, and Ernest CONIAN, aged 17, who were killed by falling ground in Gawton Mine, Calstock.